We have got to clean up that good good-ole-boy system. I felt a little better when Joe Johnson came back, but that faded quickly with the reappearance of Eli Fly. It's back to business as usual.
I agree. It's quite clear that Shumaker would not have gone as far as he did if he had not known that other UT administrators and Trustees (Clayton McWhorter?) were also squeezing the system and taxpayers for all they could get. We need more audits, especially at the level of the Board of Trustees, Chancellor and College Deans.
What's interesting is how Shumaker is now being used as a scapegoat for everything. Loren Crabtree, for example, has started blaming Shumaker for the decline in UTK's enrollments! How about Crabtree's own actions and public relations fiascos with the Architecture Dean and lawsuits? A week before Shumaker resigned, Crabtree was lauding Shumaker's style and vision...
Maybe if UTK had a Chancellor produced through an open search (instead of the rigged search with no other contenders) UTK would be better off!
We need a good cleaning at the top -- that includes Eli Fly, Clayton McWhorter and Loren Crabtree.